Information about coming to work in Ireland

Information about coming to work in Ireland

If you have qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist in another country and wish to come and work as a Speech and Language Therapist, we would like to welcome you to the IASLT community and wish you well in your new life and career in Ireland.

What you need to know before you apply for work as an SLT in Ireland.

To practice as a Speech and Language Therapist in Ireland you must register with CORU, Ireland's multi-profession health regulator. 

If you are already qualified as an SLT and you are registered for more than one year, with one of the following international professional organisations, you may apply under the Agreement for the Mutual Recognition of Professional Association Credentials (MRA 2017) to become a member of the IASLT and to register with CORU Ireland's regulator of SLTs.

MRA Agreement 2017

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MRA Application 

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Procedures for Application for Membership to the IASLT under the Agreement for MRA 2017

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What does the Agreement for the Mutual Recognition of Professional Association Credentials (MRA 2017) mean for those who wish come to Ireland to work?

In November 2017, IASLT re-signed the international agreement of mutual recognition of professional associations, updating the 2008 agreement with the above associations

This amended agreement came into effect on 1st of January 2018.  Members from the above International organisations can apply to be members of IASLT through the MRA process.  

SLTS wishing to work in Ireland and who are not registered with one of the above professional organisations, must apply to IASLT and CORU through the standard procedure in order to get their qualifications accredited in Ireland.

Applicants for Full Membership to IASLT must also have worked during the past two years and agree to meet IASLT standards for continuing professional development. 5% of full members are audited each year (whether practising in Ireland or overseas).

For More Information on The Requirements and Benefits of IASLT Membership